(Enginar Çorbası - Istanbul)
4-5 large size artichokes*, cut in medium size both hearth and bottom
1 cup water + half of lemon juice
2-3 spring onions, only the white part, thinly sliced
5-6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp flour
1 + 1 cup water, warm
Pinch of nutmeg
2-3 tbsp yogurt, plain -at room temperature
Leave the cleaned artichokes in the water & lemon juice mixture to prevent discoloration. Then drain and discard the water.
Saute the onion and flour with olive oil for 3-4 minutes at medium-low heat in a medium size pot. Add 1 cup warm water, stir. Cover and cook until the artichokes are softened. Mash them a little bit with a back of the fork or pulse 2-3 times with a hand blender. Then add 1 cup hot water, nutmeg, sat and pepper, stir. Cover and continue to cook for about 8-10 more minutes. Turn the heat to down to low.
Meanwhile, place the yogurt in a bowl. Take 2-3 spoons of the soup and whisk with well. Slowly pour over the soup, stir. Simmer for about 2-3 minutes, turn the heat off. Sprinkle some dill and serve.
*In Canada, the large-sized artichoke is equal to the medium-sized artichoke in Türkiye:)